Karl Rove's health care lies
June 20, 2012
The Richmond Times-Dispatch PolitiFact Virginia reports, "American Crossroads says Kaine promoted a $500 billion cut to Medicare. The Affordable Care Act contains about $564 billion in cost-savings measures for Medicare over 10 years. But the definition of a cut means there would be a reduction in spending. That's not the case here. Medicare spending will continue to expand. The law will slow the projected rate of growth. Kaine did advocate for the health care reform legislation, but he never called for a $500 billion cut to Medicare. We rate American Crossroad's statement False."
Progressive Point: Virginians cherish their right to vote and a trustworthy and transparent democratic process. Karl Rove's baseless political attacks are below the standards we expect for any election. Our elections are about having an honest debate on ideas, and smears and falsehoods have no place in them.
Karl Rove doesn't want you to know that thanks to health care reform nearly 50,000 Americans with pre-existing conditions now have insurance. He doesn't want you to know it has provided 32.5 million seniors with accesss to free preventive care benefits or the benefits have also been extended to 2.5 million young adults under age 26. Virginia families are benefiting from increased health care access thanks to legislation Tim Kaine supported. Dishonest attack ads have no place in Virginia.
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